Cultural Precinct

The Big Draw 2017

Girl wearing a virtual reality headset and drawing in virtual space

Event duration

12  - 21 October 2017  

What is The Big Draw Festival?

The Big Draw festival is an international event that celebrates the benefits of drawing as a tool for communication, innovation, social engagement

Big Draw at UWA

Following a highly successful event in 2016, the Big Draw festival returns to UWA in October 2017 with the theme of Living Lines

The UWA Cultural Precinct will host Big Draw Living Lines Festival across several venues at UWA. Events will include: 

  • Drawing workshops and activities
  • Virtual Reality (VR) drawing sessions using TiltBrush
  • Performance drawing events
  • Residencies
  • Talks and seminars
  • Installations and more. 


Man drawing in virtual reality

VR Drawing Sessions

Wear a Virtual Reality headset to see another world and paint in immersive 3D using Google’s cutting-edge Tilt Brush technology.

Works can be done individually, or participants can take turns and work collaboratively. See how it works here.

Each day of the festival is split into four hour-long sessions for 16 people between 11am-5pm. To book your desired session(s), follow the link below and select the appropriate date(s) and session(s) that best suit you.

  This event is part of the Big Draw Perth festival.    

Person drawing on an iPad device

iArt - iPad/Tablet Drawing Workshop with Alejandro Tearney

Do you have an iPad or Android tablet and thinking about using it more creatively? Learn how to draw and paint on tablets such as iPads or Surface, in this fun and free workshop!

Express your artistic side with an easy-to-use app, with powerful, dynamic, and intuitive painting tools.

This workshop is recommended for anyone that desires to create in a digital medium. Each participant will need to bring their iPad or Android tablet device to the workshop. During the session, we will be using the app ArtRage. Download the app prior to attending the workshop (available on App Store and Google Play).

Open for all ages.

This event is part of the Big Draw Perth festival.  


Big Draw with Sarah Pollard and Liam Hubbard

DADAA x Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery

Join us for this unique DADAA x LAWRENCE WILSON ART GALLERY event as part of BIG DRAW 2017, featuring SARAH POLLARD and LIAM HUBBARD.

In this performative virtual reality drawing session, Sarah and Liam will don a virtual reality headset, drawing in an virtual environment with their canvases projected for the audience. Following each set, guests will be able to immerse themslves in the virtual environment as well.

This event bring DADAA's Mixed Reality project to the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, to take part in the global campaign for drawing, as part of BIG DRAW PERTH.

  This event is part of the Big Draw Perth festival.